A branch of Nobles County Historical Society
About the Nobles County Genealogy Group
The NCGG was formed in 1987 and is open to anyone interested in geneaology, no matter their location. Our membership has roots in a number of surrounding states as well as other countries. We are a non-profit organization and our income is derived from membership dues. We operate under the legal umbrella of the Nobles County Historical Society. We have full access to the records of the parent society as they pertain to genealogy.
Our purpose is to assist others in their genealogical pursuits... to inform, instruct, and educate through programs, meetings, sharing resource materials... to locate and collect records as they relate to Nobles County and the surrounding area... to preserve, publish, and disseminate this information... to promote the fellowship of persons interested in genealogy.
We hold our meetings on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the Nobles County Historical Society quarters, located in the lower level of the Nobles County Library and Information Center.
Membership in the NCGG
Dues are $8.00 per year for an individual, $9.00 for a family, and $12.00 for overseas. A subscription to the Nobles County Genealogical Group Newsletter comes with each membership. It is published four times a year. This newsletter is an insert in the Nobles County Historical Society Newsletter.
New members get a search of our database and resources for one surname. Additional names are $8.00 each. New members are asked to submit an ancestral chart (family tree) to NCGG. More in-depth research can be done by volunteers of the NCGG. There is a $5.00 per hour research fee, with a minimum of one hour.
We have a computer for our members to use in the research at no charge. Non-members can use it as well, but they will have to pay a fee.
The database that we have in our office has an index of names of people from our area for such things as births, deaths, marriages, etc. We also have on-line access to Ancestry.com and you can go to many websites to locate your ancestors.
We also have, for our use, records of the Nobles County Historical Society. They have a large collection of books, annuals, plat maps, etc., to use in your research.
Contacting the NCGG
If you are in our area, please drop by and visit with us. We are always glad to see people and you can also tour the Historical Museum while you are here!